It seems there is some type of road construction going on every day of the year. Most of these construction zones are clearly marked with warning signs of approaching construction and admonitions to lower your speed. However, that does not mean that these instructions are going to be followed. Some drivers simply do not slow down when approaching a construction zone, which prevents them from being able to stop in time should some type of obstacle be in their path or some worker be in the oncoming lane. Construction site car accidents can be quite serious and often result in serious personal injury and/or death.
If you have been in an accident in a construction zone, the experienced Dallas auto accident attorneys at Polewski & Associates can help you. Polewski & Associates has handled these cases for over 20 years, and our attorneys have helped countless Texans get the compensation to which they are entitled following a serious car accident.
A person who drives recklessly or disobeys posted notices regarding construction zones is a hazard to other drivers on the road. The accidents resulting from this reckless or negligent driving can be physically devastating. All types of serious accidents such as rollovers and head-on collisions can all result from dangerous or aggressive driving. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction zone accident, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries from the insurance company of the responsible driver. If the driver does not have insurance, then we will seek restitution from the driver.
Liability in Construction Zone Accidents
An important first step is to determine whether or not the construction zone in question was under the direct control of the Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT). If so, issues of municipal liability and governmental immunity may limit your options.
Private contractors and subcontractors are required to maintain liability insurance. Identifying the responsible party will enable us to provide you with an accurate evaluation of your chances of full financial recovery. We stand strong against road construction companies, the Texas Department of Transportation, and insurance companies who deny responsibility for their dangerous and negligent construction zone practices.
If you live in or around Dallas or anywhere in north Texas and have been in a car accident in a construction zone, please contact the auto accident attorneys at Polewski & Associates by calling 972-230-6200 today to schedule your confidential consultation.